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  • Summarizing Current Issues: The Fall 2014 Elections

    Posted October 17, 2014 in  Books and More
    A Key to the Fall 2014 Elections “How do I pick whom to vote for? Are there any completely unbiased sources on which I can rely?” The discouraging answer to this is “No, not really.” No source is completely unbiased. However, here are some places you can gain some Continue…
  • Summarizing Current Issues: Ebola

    Posted October 17, 2014 in  Books and More
    Online Research • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Our Database on current and controversial topics Go to the library website at www.portagelibrary.info, then Online Resources, then A to Z, then scroll down to Opposing Viewpoints. You can log in with your Portage District Library card. Continue…
  • Summarizing Current Issues: Gun Violence

    Posted October 17, 2014 in  Books and More
    Online Research • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Our Database on current and controversial topics Go to the library website at www.portagelibrary.info, then Online Resources, then A to Z, then scroll down to Opposing Viewpoints. You can log in with your Portage District Library Continue…
  • Try TumbleCloud for free online books for teens and tweens

    Posted March 5, 2013 in  Parents and KidsBooks and MoreGeneralTeens
    TumbleCloud allows you to read or listen to books, watch National Geographic movies, and more. This service does not require a download. All you need is a computer and an internet connection! Go to our “Parents and Kids” section and click on “TumbleBooks” for more Continue…
  • New Service:  Freegal

    Posted February 3, 2013 in  Books and MoreGeneral
    Freegal is a downloadable music service provided by Portage District Library. All you need is your library card number and your PIN. Your default PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog. In total the Continue…

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